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The spread of COVID-19 remains extremely low in NSW schools and early childhood centres with onward transmission of less than 1% in Term 3, the latest data show.
The COVID-19 in schools and early childhood education and care services – the Term 3 experience in NSW report confirms transmission of COVID-19 in NSW schools and early childhood services remains minimal, especially between younger children and from children to adults.
Read the full Term 3 report media release here
NCIRS reports and publications:
Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Australian educational settings: a prospective cohort study – data from the first wave of COVID-19 published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.
Terms 1, 2 and 3 reports
Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) advice on reducing the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools (24 April 2020)
Declaration: Term 1 data are published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. Additional data for Term 2 and Term 3, using the same methodology, have been released today and are available on the NCIRS website. These data have not yet been submitted for publication or peer-review.
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